Biden Urges International Help in Managing Gaza’s Post-War Security

By Yoni Weiss

President Joe Biden disembarks from Marine One at Delaware Air National Guard Base en route to Wilmington, in New Castle, Delaware, Friday. (REUTERS/Julia Nikhinson)

President Joe Biden called upon the international community to assist in managing Gaza’s security during an interim period following the war.

In a Washington Post opinion piece, Biden stressed the necessity for international commitment to aid Gaza’s populace immediately after the conflict, advocating for provisional security measures. While envisioning a future return of a “revitalized” Palestinian Authority governing the Gaza Strip, Washington acknowledged the PA’s lack of readiness, seeking support from Arab allies to oversee Gaza’s security in the interim.

Contrastingly, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asserted Israel’s intention to maintain overall security responsibility in Gaza for an unspecified duration, rejecting the prospect of relinquishing control to “international forces.” He also expressed reluctance toward the PA’s return to Gaza.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi opposed Biden’s proposition, asserting during the IISS Manama Dialogue 2023 that “no Arab troops” would be deployed in Gaza post-war, indicating further deterioration in Amman’s relations with Jerusalem.

In the op-ed, Biden underscored the necessity for the international community to establish a sustainable reconstruction mechanism to address Gaza’s enduring requirements.

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